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Boeing 747 Flight - Stowaway/Landing Gear View

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Camera.....Check, zipties....Check, High-speed tape.....check, 747....... check. (www.youtube.com) More...

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emainland
A point of view like no other. Great! Ernie in Michigan
JoanieLynn
Joan Murdock 2
Flew on All Nippon Airlines and over in Japan they have a camera mounted on the nose gear that is on during the entire flight, got a kick during pushback and the ground crew waves goodbye when they disconnect the tug from the plane. It was fun to be able to see the taxiway and lineup on the runway for takeoff, stuff you can't witness here in the States because of paranoid airlines and FAA regs.
raydorais
Raymond Dorais 2
Looks like the best seat on the plane, lots of leg room :-)
pilot62
Scott Campbell 2
WOW !! Great view... THANKS !
ckevinhamel
Kevin Hamel 2
That was cool! Very sweet.
sachind1211
Superb video. Really loved it. Thanks.
ilikerio
ilikerio 1
My friend found this video online and I thought I'd share it on FlighAware. :D
Jbrewster11
James Brewster 1
This video would have been completely different if they had experienced a blown tire upon landing.
devsfan
ken young 1
That's cool!!!!
james801
James Farnsworth Staff Writer 1
Bet it got a little cold after the lights went out :-)
data4unme
An idea comes to mind to lower wear and tear on the tire and less strut stress
at touch down. Design tires with small shoulder impellers to enable the tires to spin up to landing speed.
data4unme
Moment of Inertia (Mass Moment of Inertia) - I - is a measure of an object's resistance to changes in rotation direction. Moment of Inertia has the same relationship to angular acceleration as mass has to linear acceleration.
stanandjoy
Stan Rusbatch 1
Best air to air cover I have ever seen grgards
btweston
btweston 7
...Yep. It also would have been completely different if a wing had fallen off or if the plane was attacked by dragons.
krispykreme
krispykreme 2
Makes sense, right? Not sure exactly how true this is, but my Grandfather (who worked on B-52s) told me that at one time the Air Force experimented with electric motors on wheels to spin the tire up to landing speed, but it didn't reduce wear that much. Seems to me like it would, though.
james801
James Farnsworth Staff Writer 1
It would be very hard to have the wheels turning at the same speed as you hit the runway and if it was not 100% 120KTS/120KTS the tires would still stop for a sec.
data4unme
Any speed... The closer the matched touch down speed the more beneficial with less wear and tear. Electric motors would add weight and maintenance. A ridge impellers design on the side wall of the tires to harness the slip stream may work.
james801
James Farnsworth Staff Writer 1
no you drop 200,000 lbs test have shown even with the speed the same it will at times stop the tires.
oowmmr
oowmmr -2
Thats a noisy flight. Glad those lunatics don't have wrenches to break the hydraulic lines loose.
amsellem
Yves Amsellem -3
Bof...pas terrible..